We had to make a quick visa run this week, but since we live a few kilometers from Burma, that is not a problem at all! We headed out early and meandered through the markets before stopping at a tea shop deep into the market. We sat down to chat–and to dream, really. We talked about who we are and what we are doing in Mae Sot, why God has us there now and where he might put us in the future, how we want to live wherever we are.
We have been working recently on defining ourselves: what are we are here doing in this little community? What are our goals? What do we value?
Some of this have stemmed from a recent prayer: we are praying for people to join us here. We have been praying for God to provide friends and partners to work with us, challenge us, pray with us, and grow with us. There are so many weeks that there is more to be done than we can do. There are so many days that we have questions so different from what we have ever experienced, and we are finding that while there is so much wisdom around us and being poured into us–we are walking a different road from most of our friends and family in America and Mae Sot. We would love to have someone walking with us and loving this community alongside us.
But in order to invite someone to walk with you, you kind of have to know who you are and where you are going.
So we are praying through those things and talking through them. And, in the middle of some really difficult situations in the community, this was the highlight of my week: my favorite person in the world, an overly-sweetened glass of Burmese tea, an unknown kitten purring against my leg, the sounds of the market surrounding us, and dreams of all of this being worth it.
We are dreamers, even if we’re the only ones 🙂